Alleged Organ Trafficking: UK Attorney General Wades Into Ekweremadus’ Trial

The  Attorney General of England and Wales, Sue-Ellen Braverman, has waded into the ongoing trial against Nigeria’s former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, and his wife over alleged Organ trafficking.

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Alleged Organ Trafficking: Attorney General Wades Into Ekweremadus’ Trial

The Ekweremadus were charged to the Uxbridge Magistrates Court on Thursday and remanded in custody until July 7 pending further investigation.

Damla Ayas, the crown prosecutor, told on the court that “part of the allegations” against the couple took place in Nigeria.

He said the case was “unique” and would require a decision by Sue-Ellen Braverman (pictured), the attorney general, on where the trial will be held.

OduNews had earlier reported that Ekweremadu and his wife were arrested by the Metropolitan Police for allegedly bringing a child to the UK to harvest his organs.

According to the court proceedings, Ekweremadu and Beatrice appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court.

The station reported, “The alleged victim, in this case, is a homeless 15-year-old boy who was brought to the by Mr and Mrs Ekweremadu off the streets of Lagos, Nigeria.

“They are both charged with conspiracy to arrange or facilitate the travel of another person with the aim of exploitation, namely organ harvesting.

“They conspired to bring a child from Nigeria, a 15-year-old boy to harvest his organ; the boy was promised a better life. The prosecutors told the court that the former Deputy Senate President procured a passport for the boy and claimed he was 21 years old but discovered that he was 15 years old.

“The court learnt that Ekweremadu’s daughter had been battling with kidney failure and has been on dialysis for a while and needed a kidney transplant. So, the boy was brought in to give one of his kidneys to the daughter.”

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